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Arbitration & ADR

March 01 2018
Funke Adekoya Will requirement for use of NIN in arbitration proceedings affect validity of arbitration?

Nigeria - ǼLEX

The National Identity Management Commission recently issued the Mandatory Use of the National Identification Number Regulations 2017, under which "the filing and registration of criminal and civil actions in courts or other arbitration processes" is now included in the list of transactions that require the use of a national identity number. Although this requirement is legitimate, how it will be enforced in private transactions and the effects of non-compliance on such transactions remain unclear.

Author: Funke Adekoya
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Kristina Ljungström Decisions on merits in form of procedural orders

Sweden - Norburg & Scherp Advokatbyrå

Two appeal courts recently ruled on two separate cases in which arbitral awards were challenged on the basis that the tribunals had departed from decisions made on issues of merits in procedural orders. Generally, procedural orders are not final and binding and a tribunal is free to amend previously issued procedural orders. However, procedural orders are sometimes used as a tool for making interim decisions on the merits of the case.

Author: Kristina Ljungström
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